What's Your Mean Machine?

waverider

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#1
O'k channel hopper & rolfw have got me started on this one!.....(see page 2, on razors 'Irish Wizard'.........rolfw is an ex Beetle owner and enthusiast!........while hopper claims he owns this blue beast of a car (could be a G.R.P kit car with a Robin Reliant engine in it!).......lets see what anyone can post here!.......it can be wild and whacky or a down right envy machine............o'h and by the we may ask for proof of ownership too (if we get jealous!)..........lol.......waverider.............

P.S i nominate: channel hopper, rolfw, jimbo, razor and myself to be the judges......
 

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Horses for courses Waverider

The car is only as good as the traffic in front of me

I would have to say the VF1000R pictured elsewhere in the forum is the prettiest of the vehicles I own, and could be classed as mean, but its not the sharpest handling thing in the garage.

The Ducati 900SL undergoing an engine rebuild at present is the quickest from A to B

For day to day transport Ive picked a winner with the XBR500 from eBay a couple of months ago and its definitely a good alrounder
 

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I have to say…I still have a soft spot for the first car I ever bought…A Triumph Toledo.

It was stolen on me and never saw it again.

Also as my father-in –law worked in Jaguar( Coventry ) all his life, the Wife is always on at me to get one.
Might do it one day.
 

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#4
about 12 years ago, I acquired a Datsun 280ZX and spent £2,500 on it for bodywork, respray and mechanical work. Unfortunately, the guy that I bought it from had used a private plate on it, but when all of the records were transferred from local offices to Swansea, he was not using the vehicle and didn't reply to their letters.

The upshot was that the registration lapsed, he couldn't find his documentation and I could find no record of the car's import, so had to get type approval.

The car sat in storage for a few months, but unfortunately, when I went to pick it up with a trailer, the thing had been nicked and that's where the dream ended :(.
 

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Life can be a real bitch cant it

I had a motorbike stolen when I was transporting it back from East Europe. Id parked up at a B+B overnight, and then had to catch a poor mans version of National Express back to the channel.

Not fun
 

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Wonder what my old Toledo would be worth now if I still had it.

It was a 1971 model and was 5 years old when I got it, after a while I took out the 1.3 engine and put in a 1.5 from a Dolomite / Sprint ……Happy Days.
 

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#7
Razor's Toledo still going strong. :)
 

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#8
I had this passion wagon
 

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Well chaps three years ago my pride and joy was a 1984 Porsche 911 Targa in guards red....... mint condition.......never drove it much in the winter as i could'nt bare to see it get dirty...(sad git!)......one summer's weekend wife an me decide to blast down to my native I.O.W for the day.........when we arrived back home....i was P*s**ed off so much that i could'nt go much over 65mph cos of our fantastic M25 car park, i realised there was not much point in owning a car like that......so decided to sell it!.......today i have a Suzuki TL1000 SV which give's me great delight in paying back those driver's..who slowed me up in my Porsche!.....:-)
 

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A Zodiac Jimbo...you don't sound like a Zodiac man. Would have thought more like a FIAT 124
 

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today i have a Suzuki TL1000 SV which give's me great delight

Im not surprised, theyre shit off a shovel, hope youve put some carbons on .
 

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#12
Yep sure did hopper.....Boss carbons....and she has a power commander fitted too :-)
trouble is i have a bit of trouble keepin the front wheel on the deck!.......how do you get your photos' posted on here hopper?......if i knew i could upload a picture of the bike!.....P.S Honda's make sweet bike's the VF1000R is one of me fav's....
 

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I've got a Seadoo XP jetski. Does about 75 mph over the water.

Dimensions
Seating Capacity:
2
Length:
2.72m
Width:
1.12m
Height:
1.04m
Dry Weight:
255kg
Fuel Capacity:
54 litres
Storage Capacity:
21 litres
Engine
Engine Type:
Two stroke, twin cylinder Rotax™, R.A.V.E.™ exhaust
Displacement:
951cm³
Compression Ratio:
6.1:1
Bore × Stroke:
88mm × 78.2mm
Carburation:
Twin Mikuni BN 46 - 42
Horsepower:
135hp
Drive Unit
Propulsion System:
Bombardier Formula large hub pump with trimming nozzle
Impeller:
Stainless Steel
Hull
Type:
Semi-V, hyperbolic, multi-angle deadrise, fibreglass reinforced.




But it's a bit to cold this time of year to use!!!
 

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Nice one Chris i own something a lot slower!!....22ft Seal sailing cruiser......top speed (according to wind conditions etc) 7.5 Knotts!......but i can sleep, cook & relax on it lol!
 

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Shiver me timbers m8y, get aloft you old sea dog. Always wanted to say that.
 

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LOL...heh heh.....top of the evening to yer....and enjoy yer Guinness....:-)
 

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P.S Honda's make sweet bike's the VF1000R is one of me fav's....


Engine a dream, fairing and electrics typically Hondas and Japanese finest. Brakes, handling and corrosion of the combstibles is its downfall

If only theyd put this engine in the standard VF1000 (I have two of them as well) it would have been the one to beat in 1984. As it was the GPz900 waltzed it on cost and handling.
 
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My current car here in Tasmania (Australia) is an AU series Ford Falcon XR6 sedan - 4.0 litre straight 6, various performance mods, approx 220kw, top speed around 235kph. :) :)
This is an Australian designed and built Ford which has been modified by Tickford Vehicle Engineering in Melbourne (since renamed Ford Performance Vehicles).

Cheers
 

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Australian house cars (and bikes) have been ignored by almost all the press up here, but they do have a cult following from those that keep in touch via the film industry.

Some good and some best left in the can

I shall be watching 'Stone' tonight on VHS, just to see what all the fuss is about
 
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